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SHORT FUSE, An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference - OCTOBER 10, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:49pm
University of Pittsburgh, Department of French and Italian

From the quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns to Julien Gracq's La littérature à l'estomac; from Zola's J'accuse...! to Celine's pamphlets, from Marinetti's Parole in libertà to Dario Fo's political farces, anger has often been a creative force; art, a forum for indignation. Yet, the point of origin of short-fused productions can be many: artistic disagreements, social debates, and political views are only three examples of what explosive literature and art can bring to light.

Possible themes and topics include but are not limited

Call for Publication - Inidigenous film, Media & Cultural Politics

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:35pm
Internation Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics (MCP) seeks papers for a themed issue on Indigenous Film and Media. Papers should address any aspect of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, Sami, etc. film, media, and popular cultures. MCP is committed to analyzing the politics of communication(s) and popular cultural processes. It addresses cultural politics in their local, international and global dimensions, recognizing equally the importance of issues defined by their specific cultural geography and those which run across cultures, nations, and nation-states. Consequently, this themed volume welcomes comparative research across media and/or Indigenous ethnicities and cultures.

MAP/ACA War Studies Area (2014)

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 9:49pm
Mid Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association War Studies Area

2014 Conference of Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAP/ACA)

MAP/ACA War Studies Area

Thursday, November 6 -- Saturday, November 8, 2014
Lord Baltimore Hotel
Baltimore, MD

Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net by June 14, 2014

Lex Humana - Call for papers

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:37pm
Catholic University of Petropolis

VOL.06, N.01, 2014

2014 CCRWT Conference

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 6:15pm
Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

Annual Conference

Saturday, October 25, 2014
The St. Jon's University Manhattan Campus
51 Astor Place

New York, NY

Sponsored by Berkeley College, St. John's University, and Iona College

This interdisciplinary conference invites presentation proposals on pedagogy and improved student learning as they relate to the teaching and learning of critical reading, writing, and thinking in higher education.

What are the specific challenges, successful practices, and methodologies inherent to your field(s)?

Presentation topics may include (but are not limited to):

Comparative American Ethnic Literatures—Special Session, PAMLA – submissions due May 15, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 5:55pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

October 31-November 2, 2014, Riverside, CA


This panel deploys comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. Papers will take a pan-ethnic, interdisciplinary approach to interrogate ongoing American national concerns, veering away from insulated politico-racial narrative trajectories.

CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on War and Periodicals (Abstracts Due: January 30, 2015)

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 5:05pm
James Berkey and Mark Noonan

CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on War and Periodicals

American Periodicals is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "War and Periodicals," guest edited by James Berkey (Duke University) and Mark Noonan (CUNY). The journal is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods.

MMLA Panel on Literary Criticism: LITERARY CELEBRITY (Abstracts due by 15 May 2014)

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:15pm
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)

Where is the discourse presently located surrounding literary celebrity? What are critics saying about literary celebrity and what does this phenomenon mean to these scholars? How do critical assessments of literary celebrity determine what authors get read and how we read their work? This panel will consider how scholars are assessing authorial fame today. Are their analyses biographical, materialist, formalist, feminist, queer, sociological? How do critics contextualize literary celebrity? Through social or political movements, popular culture, literary periods, national or geographical spaces (thinking here about this year's theme of "the living city")? And what do these critical methodologies tell us about the meaning of literary celebrity?

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder - MSA 2014 - Frankfurt School Critical Theory in the 21st Century

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 2:17pm
Jonathan S. Feinberg / University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg

The deadline for this CFP is quickly approaching!

This CFP is for the MSA 16 conference in Pittsburgh.

Once considered a touchstone of modernist aesthetics, politics, ethics, and cultural criticism, the critical theory of the Frankfurt School has seen its reputation suffer in the latter portion of the 20th century, in part because of its pessimism towards or outright dismissal of "€œmass culture,"€ as well as the perception that its purview is too narrowly European. More recent scholarship has begun to revalue the School'€™s critical theory and argue for its contemporary significance, especially for ecocriticism and postcolonial aesthetics and politics.

75 Years of Dick Grayson (Robin, Nightwing, Batman) - 31 August 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 12:20pm
Kristen Geaman - University of Toledo

Book Project

To date, there has not been a single scholarly book published on Dick Grayson, the original Robin who grew up to become the hero Nightwing and serve as Batman. In conjunction with Grayson's 75th anniversary in 2015, this book seeks to examine any and all aspects of Grayson as an influential comic book character and cultural icon.

We welcome contributions from all scholarly fields, including history, literature, psychology, philosophy, art, art history, cultural studies, media studies, and more.

Given that this project is the first of its kind, the range of topics is extremely broad. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Journal needs excellent undergraduate work

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:20am
Queen City Writers

As the academic year comes to a close, please share the following CFP with your excellent undergraduate writers:

Queen City Writers is a journal of undergraduate writing and composing operated from the University of Cincinnati. We seek submissions for our fall 2014 and spring 2015 issues. Our focus is on writing, rhetoric, reading, literacy, popular culture and media, community discourses, and multimodal and digital composing.

14th International Language, Literature and Stylistics Symposium

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:47am
14th International Language, Literature and Stylistics Symposium

Language, Literature and Stylistics Symposiums have been held for the past 13 years in various cities for the purpose of creating an opportunity for all scholars in stylistics, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation studies and literature to come together and to hold discussions on the related fields. The main strands of "style" in the symposium to be organized by Dokuz Eylul University are "Direct Style" and its alternatives as 1- Indirect Style, Rhetorical Style and 2-Discursive Style, Rambling Style.

"Lovers, Madmen and Poets: Shakespeare and the Imaginary, Supernatural, and Divine"

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 9:00am
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference seeks papers and panels relating to all things Shakespearean, especially those focusing on the spectral, the fantastic, the mad, and the fey. We take our cue from Theseus: "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, / Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend / More than cool reason ever comprehends." The place of the world-beyond-the world, the line between reality and fantasy, and the demarcation of the sane from the mad are ever-present and controversial aspects of Shakespeare's work and of early modern literature more broadly.